Black Excellence: Slaying the History Books in Heels


Hold on to your wigs and get ready to sashay through history with a fabulous twist – it's Black History Month, honey, and we're celebrating with the unapologetic glamour and undeniable charisma of black drag queens! From ballroom battles to runway realness, these queens have been serving looks and breaking barriers. Get ready for a journey that's part history, part sparkle, and all fierce!

  1. The Trailblazers: Queens Who Ruled Before the Runway

Before the runway lights and the lip sync battles, black queens were making waves in their own communities. Take a step back in time and meet pioneers like Crystal LaBeija, the founder of the iconic House of LaBeija, and Paris is Burning star, Dorian Corey. These queens paved the way for the vibrant drag scene we know and love today, laying the groundwork for generations of fierce performers.

  1. Black Royalty: Ruling the Drag Race Throne

RuPaul's Drag Race has become a global phenomenon, and black queens have consistently brought their A-game, strutting down the runway with confidence and style. Queens like Jaida Essence Hall, Bob the Drag Queen, and Symone have not only snatched crowns but have become beacons of inspiration for aspiring queens around the world. Let's celebrate their charisma, uniqueness, nerve, and talent!

  1. Resilience in Sequins: Navigating Race and Identity

Black queens have faced unique challenges in the drag world, often navigating the intersections of race, gender, and identity. From confronting stereotypes to challenging beauty standards, these queens have shown resilience in the face of adversity. As we celebrate Black History Month, let's applaud their strength and tenacity in the pursuit of authenticity and self-expression.

  1. Lip Sync Anthems: From Whitney to Beyoncé

What's a celebration without a killer playlist? Black drag queens have elevated lip syncing to an art form, turning iconic tracks by black artists into legendary performances. From Whitney Houston's powerhouse ballads to the fierce beats of Beyoncé, these queens have left audiences gagged and inspired. It's time to crank up the volume and dance the night away in true drag queen fashion!


So, as we sashay through Black History Month with a black drag queen angle, let's honour the queens who have graced the stage, broken barriers, and left an indelible mark on history. From the ballroom to the runway, black excellence in drag is a force to be reckoned with. Keep shining, keep slaying, and let's continue to celebrate the fabulous journey of black queens throughout the year

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